I was in the Imperial Sand Dune in Southern California testing some prototype suspension parts. I was running a section of whoops while fine-tuning the settings. I was feeling confident and got a bit carried away. I went in too fast, got crossed up after taking a bad bounce. When the bike hit the next whoop, it was almost parallel to it rather than perpendicular. I was catapulted off the bike and landed about 20' from it. The landing knocked the wind out of me. I'm glad I had my neck and knee braces on as well as a full pressure suit. The bike flipped over, hit very hard too with the right side of the bar hitting first. The bars bent as far as they could before breaking. It was a violent crash but the bike and I both faired pretty well considering.
Hell's Gate is an optional obstacle on the Hell's Revenge trail in the Sand Flats Recreation Area. This alternate section is a steep, V notch with multiple ledges and if you're really lucky, the rock is covered in sand too!
We rode this track during the Dirt Circus ride in March 2022. My friend Charles was there on his KTM 500EXC and Overkill Andy of Heavy Enduro fame was there on his Yamaha T7 as well.
After two years of COVID cancelations, the Stumpjumper's Desert 100 was a go! 2022 was the 50th anniversary of this iconic race and it had a record turn out.
This was our 8th time racing in the ADV class. The course is a grind, not particularly difficult but it is relentless. The track is covered in baby head rocks, silt, sand and whoops. There is no opportunity to sit and cruise along, it give you no chance to rest. The DNF rate is 30-50%. 2022 was the dustiest event I've ever been to. The first couple miles had people cruising along in first gear until the dust cloud started to let up.
Since the 700 Tenere was officially announced in late 2017, it’s created quite a stir in the adventure bike community. Boasting a great list of features and specs this bike seems ready to conquer the ADV world! However, as the saying goes, “When you’re exploring, you can never have too much water unless you’re drowning or enough gas unless you’re on fire!”.
We can’t help you with the water but we definitely can with the fuel. Placed on the left side of the bike, opposite of the exhaust will sit your Camel Tank. Occupying otherwise unused space, the tank adds 5 Litres (1.3 gal) of extra fuel to your capacity for a total of 21 litres. That's an additional 80-120 km (50-75miles) of extra fun before you need to start looking for a fuel station!
Like the rest of the Camel Tank line, the CT-T7 is roto-molded (no seams to leak or split) from extremely durable XLPE plastic. Our brass inserts won't wear out or cross thread so you can be sure your tank will last the life of your bike! All the Camel Tank kits come with an anodized, CNC machined, billet aluminum fuel cap.
Compatible with the following panniers systems:
-OEM Yamaha pannier racks
-SW Motech Pro
-Outback Motorteck symmetrical (we have not tried the asymmetrical yet)
-Adventure Spec soft bag racks (require 10mm spacers and longer bolts)
*List will grow as we confirm fit with more pannier systems.
-Holds 5 litres/1.3 gallons
-Fuel is automatically transferred from the auxiliary tank to the main tank
-Keeps fuel weight low and close to the bikes center line
-Leaves your rear rack free for a top box or duffle bag
-Includes tethered fuel cap
-Available in black or translucent
*All extra fees such as taxes, duties, tariffs, brokerage, etc are not included in the purchase price. Customers are wholly responsible for payment of these fees!*
*MOTORCYCLE NOT INCLUDED* (Yup, apparently this footnote is required, we've had questions)
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A quick video showing the AKT threaded and vented oil fill funnel for the Yamaha T7.
We're happy to announce that our KTM 790/890 shock heat shield is compatible with the exciting new Norden 901! Protect your bike's shock from excessive heat caused by it's proximity to the large (and very hot) catalytic convertor!